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FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm PST
the fiscal cliff. meanwhile, the president talked about it today. >> democrats and republicans in congress have to get this done. but they are not there yet. they are close. but they're not there yet. and one thing we can count on with respect to this congress is that if there is even one second left before you have to do what you are supposed to do, they will use that second. >> we will continue to work on finding smarter ways to cut spending but let's not let that hold up and protect americans from the tax hike to take place in ten hours. ten hours from now. we can do this. we must do this. >> bret: it's not clear whether they can. it's not clear whether that is all of them believe they must. bring in the panel. jonah goldburg. kirsten powers if for daily beast. syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. begin with the president's statement today that happened mid-day. he framed it as ed henry said as campaign style event. middle class families behind him. didn't have a lot of details and has had the same feel as he has had many times on the stump. >> i found it astonishing. he comes out with
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
the new fiscal cliff, that deadline. every piece of legislation passed by the house or the senate over the last two years completely expires with this current congress. so you've got to start from scratch. that gives opponents not just on the right, but on the left as well who were not happy with the bill to build opposition, whether it's organized labor or ors or conservatives. that is a huge problem. the president is silent right now, you can guarantee if we move closer to the expiration date, the president will go out here and really engage the public to force the house to consider the bill before it expires, bret? >> bret: ed henry live on the north lawn. thank you. we'll go back to breaking news. we heard mike and ed tonight on the legislation and some of the sticking points here. now white house coapt wendell goler take -- correspondent wendell goler takes a more in-depth look at the bill that passed the senate this morning and is now considered in the house. >> the bill as amended is passed. >> the senate deal passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, extenting the bush era tax cuts for families making less than $450,000 a year and making the
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
president and key congressional leaders. >> thank you. if the fiscal cliff can be avoided there is another gigantic hurdle awaiting the lawmakers. >> they will hit the credit limit of $16.4 trillion on december 31. the nation thereafter can't pay the bills unless congress raises the limit. >> with a new congress in january we need to revisit an finally give ourselves the determination to solve not only our short-term debt but the long-term debt. >> they raised the debt limit 11 times in a decade. most recently in august 2011 after a bruising political fight. democrats accuse republicans of using the debt limit as political "leverage" to press for spending cuts. a point they tried to make with a jarring comparison. >> this is somewhat to taking your child hos tam and saying i'll shoot my child if you don't do what i want done. you don't want to shoot your child. no leader wants to default on the debt. >> they said there is breathing room and the treasury department will take extraordinary measures authorized by law. that will create head room under the debt limit. under normal circumstances circs that amount head room would last two months. but it's difficult to predict how long the money will last. where does the money come from? they will raise retirement fu
FOX News
Dec 25, 2012 3:00pm PST
perfect metaphor as the nation peers over the fiscal cliff with only a few days left. bring in the panel. bill kristol from "weekly standard." juan williams, columnist with the hill. syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. bill, start with you. we heard that congress is coming back to session on thursday, 22. two days from now. we heard from ed henry in honolulu that the president plans to leave his vacation spot tomorrow to return. reason to return or not? >> he should. i watched that exchange on sunday. i remember saying to chris wallace afterwards i thought her toicly senator conrad won the exchange. it sounds better to say no, we're all leaders. rather than saying we depend on the president. seeing it again and thinking about it, the senator was right. it's 535 can't lead at once. john boehner tried to lead a fractious republican congress get nothing help from democrats in the house or in from harry reid, or the president. it turned out he couldn't deliver first. it's up to the president now. the president has the come back. put his proposal on the table. i assume the senate controlled by the democrats could pass it. then the house republicans, fair to say to speaker boehner and house republicans you will let us go over the cliff or swallow and a
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
before the new year to avoid some of the tax parts of the fiscal cliff. it would keep tax cuts for the making $250,000 a year or less, extending unemployment benefit and with the clock ticking delay dramatic spending cuts until next year. >> i asked leaders of congress to work toward the package to prevent tax hike on middle class americans protects unemployment surance for 2 million americans. lays the groundwork for work on growth and deficit reduction. that is an achievable goal. >> today's meeting is the first with the president since november 16. sign for republicans that mr. obama has not really been pushing that hard for a deal. >> we need presidential leadership on in the just taxing rich people. >> three words the president did not use. he did not use the word sequester and he didn't say "debt ceiling" either. he focused most of his remarx on preventing taxes from going up. there are also massive spending cuts coming. no idea how they will avert that. he also did not mention the debt ceiling. earlier they wanted lifting the debt ceiling included. now it's clear it's not in the short-term package that guarantees if they get a short-term deal here, we have major budget battles coming. >> the key to any good negotiation each side has to give up s
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